Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 kilometres walk

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Men's 50 kilometres walk
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates July 31 (final)
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1936 1952»
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 50 kilometres walk event at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games took place July 31. The final was won by Swede John Ljunggren.


Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) John Ljunggren Sweden 4:41:52
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gaston Godel Switzerland 4:48:17
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tebbs Lloyd Johnson Great Britain 4:48:31
4 Edgar Bruun Norway 4:53:18
5 Bert Martineau Great Britain 4:53:58
6 Rune Bjurström Sweden 4:56:43
7 Pierre Mazille France 5:01:40
8 Claude Hubert France 5:03:12
9 Enrique Villaplana Spain 5:03:31
10 Tage Jönsson Sweden 5:05:08
11 Henri Caron France 5:08:15
12 Ernie Crosbie United States 5:15:16
13 Sándor László Hungary 5:16:30
14 Salvatore Cascino Italy 5:20:03
15 John Deni United States 5:28:33
16 Adolf Weinacker United States 5:30:14
Francesco Pretti Italy DNF
Rex Whitlock Great Britain DNF
Gerhard Winther Norway DNF
Per Olav Baarnaas Norway DNF
Sadhu Singh India DNF
Sixto Ibánez Argentina DNF
Valentino Bertolini Italy DNF

Key: DNF = Did not finish